What Is Stalking?
Stalking occurs when a person tries to follow another person either physically or by harassing a person online causing emotional suffering or discomfort. It includes harassment over the phone, the Internet, or any other place. Under Florida law, it is a serious offense and even if you do not have the intention to harm the other person, you could be charged with stalking or aggravated stalking.
Punishments For Stalking
The punishment for stalking varies from case to case. If found guilty, the defendant may face up to 1 year in prison with up to a $1,000 fine. Aggravated stalking occurs when a person stalks a minor under the age of 16, repeatedly stalks a person, or makes real threats of violence and the punishments can be significantly worse. The financial and social ramifications of being convicted of stalking can be devastating, and it is important that you consult a qualified criminal defense attorney in Miami as soon as you learn of the charges against you.
What Are Your Options?
If you are charged with stalking in Florida, you need immediate legal counsel. As a knowledgeable Miami criminal defense lawyer, I can help you minimize or eliminate the consequences you are facing. I will examine the circumstances surrounding your case, and gather evidence to build you a strong defense. I will work hard to get the best possible outcome in your case.
For a consultation to discuss the charges against you, contact me today at 1-305-433-0497.